I’ve loved Amiina ever since I saw them years ago with Sigur Rós. They manage to combine a brilliant, smoldering intensity with a child-like playfulness, and the results are magical and sublime. I mean, come on, you’ve got to love a band that describes their current work like this:
[T]he songs on puzzle are more rhythmically rugged than amiina’s previous work and feature heavier use of electronics. amiina’s long-standing fondness for zero-g melodies and open-minded instrumentation, however, continues.
If you’re fond of Sigur Rós, The Album Leaf, or just feeling a bit twee and autumnal… I strongly encourage you to check them out. You can hear a couple tracks off Puzzle, after the jump, and you can find out more on their website:
Here are the first two tracks off Puzzle: